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more ominous in the city. it was impossible to is exactly how may people were now slipping under open skies, the most widely estimate wagered over 1 million. overseas journalists and policymakers realizing there was a chance they were not going anywhere begin reporting on their hazard. unsanitary, crime-ridden hotbeds simmering for for the calamity. microcosms. the highlight of the sector generals trip was a visit to one of these camps. take the most famous of all, three course of the way up the hill from downtown port-au-prince on the golf course. the iron gated clubhouse was still a forward operating base of the u.s. army 82nd airborne, the young paratroopers. with curiosity. waiting out front was a more familiar face, smiling between a blue t-shirt and a blue trucker hats, becoming a force is more powerful than the soldiers. sean penn had arrived in haiti \90{l1}s{l0}\'90{l1}s{l0} after the quake, spearheading a new nga bankrolled by a boston form financier. for a few days the leading team of the relief organization distributed water filters and medical aid here and there, then an
. >>> the great american city of kansas city was rocked to its core last night. a huge explosion at a popular restaurant, well-known locally and to business travelers. one person has been found dead. the search for more possible victims goes on. and there's a big early indicator as to the cause. nbc's john yang with us tonight from the scene. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this evening we're learning new details. the gas company says that 45 minutes before the explosion tore that restaurant apart, they tried to get people to leave. the blast was so strong, it rocked buildings blocks away. >> boom! everything just exploded. it was just the scariest thing i ever witnessed. >> reporter: the fire was so big, it engulfed a city block, raging out of control for about two hours. >> the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze at its height of four-alarm fire. authorities said 15 people were taken to area hospitals, at least one of them in critical condition. once the fire was out, firefighters combed the de
will ask the ceo of citi mortgage. ashley: whiteout conditions expected to last well into tomorrow. time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides is standing by. nicole: last friday we closed out 14,009. that is our highest close in five years. while we are not too far off from that, about 20 points, we would still have a losing week here on wall street. it certainly feels full force here. people are trying to figure out how they will get home later. the tech heavy nasdaq is the best of the bunch. as you noted, with the snow, many places closing their branches. i want to take a look at a one-year chartier on the dow jones financials. inventory of furniture, automotive goods, they will sell by the most we have seen in three years. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. ashley: if you have money, life is good. the luxury real estate market on both coasts is still very hot. more homes selling for $5 million or higher than ever before. new york cash-rich foreign buyers are stealing spots. we are taking a look at two of these markets. sandra smith is in new york, robert g
. >> stay off the city streets. >> if you don't have to drive, please remain home. >> the rate of snowfall and reduced visibility during the evening rush hour in particular, will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> in fact, governor patrick of massachusetts has banned all traffic from the roads as of three hours ago. this video from before that order took effect is believed to be the first statewide driving ban since 1978. break it, and you risk a $500 fine. trains are not much of an option in the heavily traveled northeast either. amtrak suspending much of its northeast rail service today. and if you are trying to fly, two or from anywhere in this region, as new yorkers would say forgeta about it. airlines have canceled thousands of flights for today and tomorrow. here is what it looks like right now right around the corner in times square, new york. we are in a bit of a lull right now as predicted. they are expecting it to hit full force about an hour from now. after that first alert forecasters say we could see one to two inches of snow per hour all night long. other areas could see
. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone in the city has a usable form of identification regardless of their immigration status. the i.d.s will serve as debit cards so people who usually only carry cash can now have a more secure way to keep their money. >> a huge way of giving access to people who are right now living in the shadows, this way they can feel safe representing themselves to the city authorities to access city authorities, the police, at the same time have financial services at very low cost and not feel that they have to live in cash the rest of their lives. >> oakland residents can preregister for the program as of today. critics worry the cards could be easily stolen and compromised. >>> okay. 49ers fans have been waiting for 18 years for this. so now the wait is less than 48 hours. an interesting twist in new orleans today. the opposing head coaches he
city college where student protesters have just wrapped up talks after spending the night inside a campus building. we will tell you what they are fighting for next. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. >> it's friday, february 22nd. developing news from san jose. police are searching for a hit and run driver they say crashed into a bus. matt keller is live from the scene to talk about what happened. >> reporter: good morning. in just the past couple minutes we watched as a tow truck came and hooked up to the vta bus. you can see there is a lot of damage done to the front right wheel and passenger entrance. police say this was a hit and run. car ran a red light here and smashed into the bus. 13 passengers were on the bus. one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >> 13 passengers didn't have any injuries which is great. we are glad for that and they were able to go onto their destination on the next bus. >> reporter: police say the driver of the car took off after the crash. we are told the car was damaged
residents will be able to turn in their guns for cash today. the cities of menlo park, palo alto and east palo alto will hold a gun buy back. the event is from ten to two and all weapons will be accepted anonymously. >>> anti violence groups will also hold a rally in conjunction with that. it's at 11:00. jackie spear will be among a number of speakers. >>> today's events come a day after a day of action to end gun violence. dozens of people part paided in a vigil to remember victims of gun violence. that event was part of a national movement to pressure congress for action on new gun control laws. >> new this morning in his weekly address the president said congress must act now before automatic budget cuts kick in on march first. >> once the cuts take effect, thousands of teachers will be laid off and tens of thousands of parent also have to rush to find child care for their kids. >> the president accuses republicans of failing to meet him halfway. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be pulled into prevent a larger deficit. the presid
the mission. many filed alongside malian forces to regain control of northern cities. a government spokesperson said a withdraw would depend on traini malian troops. e frch and the alls continued to run into some insurgents outside major cities. they got into a fire fight on tuesday. they fear they could creep back into cities they wouldn't held. riots have broken out in tunisia after an official was shot dead. a leading member of the secular popular front party. he suffer is multiple gunshot wounds in the head and chest. the after the arab spring uprising in 2011. he said the culprit will be arrested. the murder sparked protests in tunis and around the country. tunisia has been gripped by instability and economic hardship. party leaders came to power making promises but they see problems before the arab spring. >>> executives seem happier with the recent economic climate. tell us what's changed. >> we've had a new government in japan and stock prices went higher. all of this seems to be working in the favor of boosting confidence for japan's manufacturing. orders for manufacture c
wrapping up the first campaign-style push for gun control legislation. why minneapolis? because that city's efforts to curb gun violence cut the number of young people involved in 66% in 5 years and produced a 41% drop in the number of young people involved in gun violence. and pushing better background checks. over the weekend the white house released this picture after critics said he shoots all the time at camp david. david plouffe tweeted, make our day. let the photo shop conspiracies begin. does it really matter whether the president shoots himself if he has respect for the american hunting tradition? the senate set to unveil a gun bill to parallel the president's proposal. >> >> didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it was -- didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. i think we need to take a look at federal trafficking. i think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> universal background checks? >> yeah. we need to increase that. >> wayne lapierre hit the sunday show circuit and taken to task over the ad asking obama's daugh
was found. >>> 5:10. city leaders in oakland are giving the go-ahead to a few more weeks of extra police patrols from the chp. councilmembers voted last night to aprove $162,000 to pay for the program for another 60 days, two more months. the highway patrol has been supplementing the understaffed oakland police department at no charge since november. the agreement was scheduled to end on february 28. >>> residents are taking a stand against property crimes in one oakland hills neighborhood. they are paying for private security patrols. each household will plan $60 a month for one guard to parole a half mile in the oakmore area. neighbors say the understaffed police force has led to a rise in home burglaries there. >> i would say the last six months that it feels like it's gotten noticeably worse in this neighborhood. >> the patrols are expected to begin in about a week. >>> time now 5:10. front row contender the chances the next pope could be an american. >> plus hack attack. how the u.s. government plans to strike back at online thieves. >> a massiv
're live in vatican city with new details. >>> and nightmare, passengers on a cruise chip stranded in the gulf of mexico say conditions are getting worse and there's word this morning that their journey will be even longer "today," tuesday, february 12th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. important news breaking overnight. u.n. security council is going to hold an emergency meeting this morning to address north korea's overnight nuclear test. >> this is north korea's third nuclear test, but the first under its new leader, kim jong un. we'll have a live report from the pentagon straight ahead. >>> a big development in the story we've been following, two men now charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old chicago girl who performed at the president's inauguration. we'll get reaction to that news from her parents who, by the way, will attend tonight's state of the union a
of a big u.s. city. the blast felt a mile away. tonight, they're still digging through what's left. >>> storm warning. a huge winter system on the move. a dangerous mix in 18 states, 30 million americans in the path of this one. >>> and hoop dreams for the unlikely star of the high school basketball team crushing the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power grid,
on the every word. from the kansas city president, george, and carls, and st. louis president and cleveland fed president, and esther george, the key one to watch. >> now the number two thing to watch, wednesday, we have the commerce department releasing retail sales for january. sales are expected to rise a little bit. auto sales, a key driver in december's move higher. >> a little bit bit. number one thing to watch, initial jobless claims come out thursday, expected to drop by 6,000 from 360,000. claimed dropped by 5,000, less than expected, and the four week moving average fell by 15,000 since the start of the year. there's always revisions that come up. >> living room. -- all right. stay safe. i'm going to dry to drive hem. david, be safe. me liz is is next. melissa: here's what "money" tonight. it's the real estate story, america. housing coming barks, but is it? what are the biggest mistakes that people are making in the market? four industry heavy weights to weigh in. plus, caught red handed. a legal iranian weapons seized in yemen revealing arms sales that could destabilize the region.
37 degrees in santa rosa 36 in napa low fifties already in the oakland and mid-40s in redwood city. mid-60's in oakland expected today and into the north bay and '60s there as well. upper 60s expected in napa and a little bit chillier in san francisco getting up to only 62 degrees. the full forecasters coming up including showers. >> oakland police are searching for suspects this morning following a deadly shooting saturday. the shooting happened just before 5 p-m on 8th street near the west oakland bart station. you're looking at video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. a male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. this was the second homicide in oakland on saturday. a man was fatally stabbed on the 700 block of east 11th street. >> in the north bay. the coast guard is investigating how a ferry collided with a small boat injuring two people. one of them is in morning. the accident happened around four o' clock saturday afternoon. with a goldengate ferry. that ferry was on its way to san francisco from sausalito and had five hundred peopleno one on the ferry was hur
fransisco and new york are the two cities in the united states of america that have the greatest barrier to entry. the demand for housing far exceeds the ability of the marketplace to produce that housing. the appreciation is really based upon the inbalance between supply and demand. melissa: uh-huh. new york as well, by zillow thinks it's up half a percent in new york, one of the worst places to buy. >> you can't believe zillow. you really have to -- [laughter] i mean, if you -- if you look at what people said about housing, they said that nobody would buy houses anymore, and it was over. melissa: do you think prices in new york are going up half a percent? >> prices in new york city, and when they take new york, new york state is in effect. new york city, we are back to the prices that we were at the boom. we're at 98% of the value of the homes before the boom. melissa: anything changed? >> financing, much harolder. melissa: you have to have more money? >> yes, and very, very good credit. melissa: what changed? l.a. is an area, i have friends hurt out there, bought their home, collapse
in kansas city. sending more than a dozen people to the hospital. still an active scene overnight. >>> bail hearing day two is under way for olympic hero oscar pistorius. new details emerging in the case against him. >>> a young girl hurt in a freak fire. investigators trying to find out if hand sanitizer ignited badly burning her. >>> after her own health battle, robin roberts returns today. the day her fans and her work family here at abc have been waiting for is finally here. >>> good wednesday morning. crews are still searching through smoldering rubble in an upscale area of downtown kansas city. >> more than a dozen people were injured and cadaver dogs were brought in to make sure no one is buried underneath. they suspect a gas leak touched off the massive explosion and fire that hit a powerful restaurant. it rattled windows and doors blocks away from the scene. >> the ground just shook. sounded like -- it was a giant explosion. >> and the explosion hit. and it hits you like a shockwave. >> the heat from the fire came into my car. my windows were up. but i could feel the heat. >> befor
, government air strikes have reduced much of the place to rubble. as they have in the northern city of aleppo, where they were pulling more bodies from the wreckage. but all sides suffer in this war. we went to a wake for a beloved local politician in damascus. he was kidnapped and burned to death in his car by jihadist rebels who claimed credit on the internet we were told. there was almost nothing left of him, his brother told us. rebel mortar fire landed near assad's palace. that's a first. you look in the eyes of so many people, you see a different kind of wound, the fear is real. near of what tomorrow may bring to damascus. terry moran, abc news, damascus, syria. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vice president biden tells americans they do not need assault weapons to scare off bad guys, just use a shotgun.
for this and they know they will be flying to dozens of cities across eastern seaboard where they will have to change a lot of flights so what they're doing it seems all getting on board and having rebooking waivers. delta among many that are relaxing the rules for these cities, friday, saturday you will be committed to make a one-time change your travel schedule without any extra fees. southwest is on board with that. they don't normally have this type of precompilation anyhow, they're the ones that are pretty good like that. everybody will be able to have their winter weather waivers and be on board with that because as you have been watching the fox business network, there is a storm on the way on the east coast. while you see some of these airlines to the upside, the transports are pulling back. yesterday we saw the fact they were doing better on the idea jet fuel had pulled back a little bit, that is one of their major pops. a mixed bag for this group in particular. dagen: we can skip the american airlines potential merger with u.s. airways, the biggest airline in the world. thank you, nicole. c
incredible stuff. the hardest forecast is the new york city because the temperatures are kind of borderline. it may start as snow, go over to rain, a little sleet and back over to snow late. that's why the snow totals for new york, i have them down to six to ten inches. if it's all snow, it could be as much as 14 inches in new york city. that's the big question mark. hartford's going to get nailed, also all the way to southern portions of new hampshire and portland, maine. i mentioned temperatures. notice it's 38 in philly, 34 in baltimore. that's why southwards i don't think you'll get much out of this at all. that's why d.c.'s not getting snow. look how cold it is in the new england area. this is how it plays out. again, the bottom line, the worst of the storm arrives after noon today. so if you're in northern jersey, new york city area, long island, connecticut, hudson valley all the way through eastern mass and rhode island, do not be on the roads after noon today. that's the most important message everyone needs to know because if you do that and you get stuck on the roads, it's going
of cars stranded in the snow in long island. and on the right, that's timelapse video of the york city. about 400-thousand homes and businesses are still without power today. that's down from a high of 650-thousand. some school districts in new england say there will be no classes on monday. coming up on kron 4 news weekend your full forecast. >> in pleasant hill, police arrest a man suspected of robbing a jack in the box restaurant and holding employees hostage. they say samuel guerrero robbed the restaurant on contra costa boulevard saturday morning. he also held hostages at knifepoint. guerrero surrendered an hour after officers arrived. he has been booked on several charges including robbery and kidnapping. no one was hurt during the standoff. in the past few weeks, the suspects have targeted the fiesta gardens and shoreview neighborhoods in san mateo. and they tend to strike during the day. windows and answering knocks >> san francisco crews and volunteers spent part of the weekend sprucing up parts of the city. they focused on schools and other neighborhoods that needed some t-l-
cancelled and public transportation in many cities is at a standstill but soum are making the most of being stuck in the storm. a snowball fighting flash mob erupted in the streets of boston tonight but for most people the storm is no fun at all. chief meteorologist has been watching it tracking it on high deaf doppler. paul. >> it's not just snow. it's the wind, and the wind has knocked out power to so many folks. this is a pretty significant problem out there. we had a weather system come down from the great lakes in canada. we had a different weather system come up from the gulf of moeks ko. where those two merged you get what's called a nor'easter. this time of near a nor'easter can be a significant snow maker. that's exactly what we have going on right now. we are talking about significant snowfall for the next 12 to 24 hours. in hartford, connecticut tonight, cbs report ir is reporting live and marly i would have to assume it is not just the intense snowfall, it is that wind you're getting some gusts up to 60 miles an hour. >> that's right. gusty winds here in hartford, connecticut, a
will crank up and that's why we have blizzard watches and warnings all the way from new york city to boston later this afternoon and tonight. i mentioned a blizzard, blizzard warnings new york to boston, as we move to our next map you can see that those warnings will continue for the next several hours. in fact, they'll continue until early tomorrow morning as they're expecting upwards of 18 to 24 inches of snow. hard to believe we're talking about 18 to 24 inches of snow. locally a lot of clouds today. could be a few sprinkles this afternoon. little wrap around moisture this afternoon in the form of snowflakes and flurries. i'll have more details on that. the winds really will pick up later this afternoon. more details coming up in a few minutes. tony and allison, back to you at the desk. >>> thanks, tucker. the storm is taking aim at new england. some areas could see up to 3 feet of snow. >> the worst of the conditions is expected to hit boston. elizabeth hopkins joins us live with how millions are preparing. >> reporter: this morning boston is the city that is awaiting its burial. if you
with city police at the closed rosewood center. his instructor accidentally shot him in the forhead. the chief surgeon stabilized him but offered no predictions concerning his neurological future. no know ones why live ammo was being used. all training is on hold pending the investigation. it's common for smaller departments to train at the academy. >>> a murder suicide near college park continues to shock that community. yesterday morning 23-year-old devon green a college park grad student shot and killed his house mate, 22-year-old steven grain and injured another person. deck traffic information any time log -- detectives say green was offering from a mental illness >>> a school system employee is accused of having sex with a student. 35 year old amanda miller is charged with abusing a 15-year-old. they they had sex in his driveway. a number of nude pictures were passed between the two as well. >>> good news for bwi. another record setting year is in the books. more than 22 million people passed through the parpt. -- through the airport. >>> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news stat
-term mayor of new york city, has died at the age of 88. the cause of death was congestive heart failure, and that's just coming into us now. andrea, i hear you sighing. >> well, you know, how many i doing? how many i doing? the campaign. he was so controversial. and then, of course, when barack obama was running, he was very not just controversial, but he went over, some said, over the edge and became really alienated from a lot of the leaders. there's no denying the force that he was in new york city. and the remarkable character that he was. >> absolutely. >> all those years. >> he was, donny, the face of new york for so long. >> he is. i grew up in the city. and i love him. and i actually think his way was an early, early precursor to probably the most, if not hillary clinton, loved politician today, chris christie, straight talking, who he is, the embodiment of a region, unapologetically, and obviously stylistically very different but kind of built from the same mold. he was one of the greatest. >> he was another of the generation of these guys, these leaders, that we're losing now
jobs to patrol the city streets. sfwlirchlgt the most difficult moment for the state department under hillary clinton clearly was the loss of four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, at the u.s. mission in benghazi. last september she and president obama preceded over a somber repat yags ceremony at andrews air force base. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. we will do it together. protecting and helping one another. just like sean, tyrone, glen, and chris always did. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. since i'm the one who has to do the laundry. i do what any expert dad would do. i let her play sheriff. i got 20 minutes to life. you are free to go. [ dad ] tide and downy. great on their own, even better together. >>> hillary rodham clinton healthing's commitment to advancing the welfare of women and girls around the world is now entrench
of the city to lock their doors and windows. there's been rise in home burglaries. most of the burglaries are happening during the day. 7078 am and here's a look at the golden gate bridge. traffic is moving well. >> traffic headed into san francisco where it is 48 degrees, looking for a high of 55 this afternoon. >> a hearing just wrapping up moments ago for a georgia zimmerman. he is charged with second-degree murder of shooting death of a tray by martin. --trayvon. martin would have turned 18 years old today. at the trial is scheduled to start june 10th. the defense is seeking a trial delay, but prosecutors are objecting. the shootings one-year anniversary is february 26th. new this morning out of this again of possible, explosion at a home about 15 minutes outside of detroit. this is an melvindale, michigan. firefighters a handicapped man lives in the home is reportedly not been accounted for. it is unclear whether he was in the home when the explosion happened. >> if that we've ignored it would have happened? >> i'm with you mark, i'm on the fence about this. >> i will ask it gary abo
gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dogs are still on the scene. we'll have an update coming up next. >> but first, a check of the markets right now shows the nasdaq at a 12-year high and the dow topping the 14,000 mark. the dow picked up 54 tuesday. the nasdaq added more than 21 points. overseas today, japan's nikkei was up almost 100 points. talk of more corporate mergers is sending asian and european markets higher today.  >>> new this morning out of missouri, fire officials remain on the scene of a gas explosion that sparked a massive fire in a kansas city restaurant last night. ad candidate offer dogs spent hours searching through the rubble. no reported deaths but the blast did injure more than a dozen people. cause remains under investigation. a city official earlier said it was believed to have been caused accidentally by a utility contractor. >>> the white house is developing more aggressive responses to cyberthefts after a report accuses china of hacking american companies and government agencies. the obama adminis
so much in the cities that it's just become a natural thing. but no, it's terrible. when you get to the presidential election, where you are? >> exactly. and that's a problem. how does the president of the united states take advantage of this? how does he -- >> i think he is. >> i think he is. i agree with mika. you give a speech and you talk about background checks for gun cguns which people want. >> what about the sequester? >> the sequester has an advantage. this is cruel to republicans but it's true. not many people know what it is, but it sounds stupid and cruel. therefore it's a republican thing. it just sounds stupid. >> stupid and cruel. >> explain to people, there's just over one week to go until the march 1st -- you're going to be tough, too, aren't you -- deadline when the automatic spending cuts take a big bite out of federal programs and the pentagon. 800,000 civilian employees have been told by the defense department that they will likely be placed on unpaid leave. with the house and senate still in recess, a number of democrats are calling for congress to reconvene
cancelled. two feet of snow expected in some areas. mostly to the north of new york city. the latest on the storm path and at which sectors will be impacted the most. >>> first on cnbc, mattel meeting analyst. toy maker ceo will speak with us first on "power lunch" before he spokes with the street -- guess who's here? >> good to see you, ty. >> nice to see you. >> mother nature -- >> here at snowy cnbc headquarters. >> mother nature derailed my commute. but at least we are together in the snowy weather. >> that's right. barbie and ken of -- >> that's right. barbie and ken of "power lunch." first to the markets, we will put the storm aside for a couple of second. with today's gains, major averages wiped out losses for the week. that could of course change but if it does hold the s&p 500, the dow and nasdaq will have racked up gains in each of the first six weeks of 2013. bob pisani is down on the floor of the nyse. he did manage to get to the new york stock exchange exchange today. >> let me be blunt about it, sue, everybody at the new york stock exchange wants to go home. but they're
's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >> mike, as a grizzled veteran journalist, what's your view? >> just stop it. it makes us out to be spoiled, pampered, you know, people. just stop it. you know? he played golf for two days. they press complaining about access to the president, and they have this squabble. it happens every couple years. nobody pays attention to it except the press. it's time to move on. >> jonathan capehart, isn't this, though, about a bigger question? it's not just about seeing tiger woods for the press, it's about not getting as much access
a kansas city restaurant was flattened in a huge natural gas explosion and fire. nbc's john yang is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> good morning, david. they're bringing in cadaver dogs and heavy equipment to look for one person still unaccounted for. given the enormity of this explosion, it is remarkable so far there are no official fatalities. daylight reveals the destruction caused by a massive explosion and raging inferno in an upscale shopping district. a popular restaurant levelled. the blast came at about 6:00 p.m., happy hour. the fire so big it engulfed an entire city street. the impacts of the blast felt blocks away. >> everything just exploded. it was just -- >> it shook the entire area. it set off all the car alarms through the entire block. the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: at least 14 injured, one critically, taken to area hospitals. at a news conference officials said one person, a female restaurant employee, is still missing. >> we have been in contact with that person's family who is still missing and our sympathy
flights in and out of boston. while the worst of the storm has yet to hit, many businesses and cities were busy making prarations today. erika ller repor. >> reporter: this monstrous storm is already being compared to the great blizzard of '78, when vast amounts of snow blanketed the ohio valley and the great lakes. that storm lasted 36 hours, leaving cars stranded. this storm could also be historic. weather forecasters predict it will leave up to three feet of snow in a wide swath stretching from new york to boston. preparations are well underway. airlines cancelled nearly 4,500 flights, leaving many travelers stranded. >> here at laguardia, as you can see, our port authority men and women are hard at work preparing for the storm. our fleet of snow removal vehicles and sand and agent spreaders are prepped and ready for action. >> reporter: amtrak has also canceled many trips in the northeast. the storm is expected to deliver a harsh blow to areas of the east coast still recovering from superstorm sandy. >> hurricane sandy cost the economy a $100 billion and the recovery efforts are still
, one of the countless snow drifts here in boston. this city, officially, had almost 25 inches of snow, making it fifth largest snowfall in boston weather history. >> tell the snow to go away! >> reporter: the snow. the howling winds. the angry ocean. tonight, new england's monster blizzard is well out to sea. but in its wake, horrendous winds. still battering the coast. waves lashing homes. this woman had to be rescue from her home. for those in its path it was a back-breaking saturday spent digging out. 30 million woke up to a foot of snow. 11 million woke up to over 2 feet. in portland, maine, it was the biggest snowfall, ever, at least 32 inches. tonight, at least four deaths are being blamed on the storm. one 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. after keeping warm in the family car. his dad was digging the car out. the car's exhaust pipes had become packed with snow. it was crippling. leaving cars in tuned. wind gusts peaked above 70 miles an hour. still, tonight, almost 600,000 without power. crews from as far as canada rushed in to help. standing in the north end o
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
on valentine's day. crews are searching for two people following a massive explosion in kansas city. more than a dozen people were sent to the hospital and hundreds more were forced from their homes. the exact cause remains under investigation. >> drivers might be pay more than insurance after an accident. the fire department will charge a fee even if the driver did not call for help. fire officials say this will help close the city's budget deficit. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a fire department should be able to charge insurance companies a fee when they respond to a traffic accident? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's check on some of the area roads. 295 checking in southbound near 100 at 55 miles per hour. so far so good on the northwest corner of the beltway at greenspring. 11 minutes on the north side. this is mcdonough and looking pretty good other than
york city to boston, even portland, we will see whiteout conditions over the next 12 to 18 hours. this will definitely be one for the record books as we have two pieces of energy coming together right now. and this one storm system, right off the eastern seaboard, really strengthening, really deepening quickly. that will lead it snowfall rates of one to two, potentially as high as three inches per hour at the height of the event later on tonight and early saturday morning. delace from jfk, laguardia, boston's logan. we think there wilting will be a shutdown at height of the storm. wind will gust from the off to 65 miles per hour. that is not too far off hurricane-force winds. here is our travel shutdown area, ground zero for the worst of the es from coastal maine and boston harbor and new york city. we could see over a foot of snow. boston could see over two feet. david: all right. my sister has a house right on the edge of the ocean in cape cod. she didn't expect it to be there monday. liz: really? david: keep your fingers crossed. this is for melinda. we keep our fingers crosse
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